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Financial Times: Starting an MBA next term? Begin preparing now

by Jonathan Moules Helping impoverished Kurds to start businesses in the Iraqi city of Sulaymaniyah might not be everybody’s idea of a relaxing, pre-degree getaway. Excerpt with Stratus Admissions Counseling expert insight: Susan Cera, a director at Stratus Admissions, advises her clients to brush up on quantitative skills with an online course such as…. View Article

Showcase Your Spike Factor for Rotman Essays

This year Rotman is all about Spike Factor, asking you to upload 1-3 of your “spikiest” pictures and select 1,000 words to explain why you chose these pictures. After visiting Rotman in June as part of the Association of International Graduate Admissions Counselors (AIGAC) Conference, I could feel the excitement and positive momentum of this… View Article

Things to Keep in Mind for the 2018-2019 Kellogg Essays

I’ve been fortunate to have returned to Kellogg twice in the past 2 months, once for my 25th year Kellogg MBA reunion and once as part of the AIGAC (Association of International Graduate Admissions Consultants) Conference where Kellogg hosted us to learn even more about their outstanding portfolio of MBA programs. If you have not… View Article

The 4 Attributes You Need for the Tuck MBA Essay

It’s an exciting time to apply to The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. Tuck has always been transparent in the application process, providing the keys to success to all applicants who look for them. True to form, Tuck has released new admission criteria clearly explaining what they are looking for in applicants. The simplified… View Article

How to Answer the Booth 2018-2019 MBA Essay Questions

Booth has made a couple of changes in its application this year. The major change is that it dropped the image prompt essay from years past. This allows applicants to focus specifically on their relationship as they see how it relates to the school and to be more direct rather than creative in their responses…. View Article

4 Tips for the Duke Fuqua Community Involvement Essay

Through this ‘essay’ Fuqua wants to understand how you plan to better the Fuqua community. In your own unique way, the Admissions Committee is trying to get an idea of how you will show Authentic Engagement throughout your time at Fuqua. 1. Authenticity is Key. The Admissions Committee is full of experts in determining whether… View Article

How to Get into NYU Stern School of Business

NYU Stern School of Business seeks students who best exemplify Stern’s core value: IQ+EQ. Stern’s admissions committee prefers candidates who demonstrate strong intellectual ability, superior interpersonal skills, and a desire to create value for business and society. What is IQ + EQ? Your intelligence quotient (IQ) is a score derived from your GMAT or GRE designed… View Article

Kenan-Flagler MBA Essay Tips for 2018-2019

While UNC Kenan-Flagler’s Full Time MBA application has gone live for the 2018/2019 season with slightly different essay questions, the key things that UNC Kenan-Flagler is looking for does not appear to have changed. If anything, the change to the second question about providing an example of how you upheld a core value gives UNC… View Article

4 Keys to Writing the Cornell Johnson Essays

Long-feared for the nebulous nature of the essay prompt and its required creativity, Cornell’s Table of Contents essay — where you were expected to boil down your life into chapter headings as for a book – has been replaced with a new essay prompt that is … nebulous and which requires extreme creativity. The new… View Article

How to Write the New Haas MBA Essays

It’s a new year for MBA admissions and there are updated Haas essays! And a new opportunity to share how your path has shaped you. While it may appear that Haas has reduced its word count, the addition of a new type of optional essay gives you an opportunity to tell a different part of… View Article